October 2008
35 1/2 x 43 1/2
Private Collection

This is a portrait of my mom’s dog, Fancy. She is a beautiful Brittany Spaniel that my mom adopted just after Hurricane Katrina. We are convinced that she was a well loved dog because she was beautifully trained but she was probably hastily given away when evacuees were unable to keep pets with them at shelters and hotels. To whomever had her as a puppy, know that she is well loved and taken care of. In many ways, I think that the universe conspired for her to go to my mother, a woman who needed daily unconditional love — and quite frankly, it was her turn.

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